Rumors had spread by a Bebop blog that a Husky was cast as Ein instead of a Welsh Corgi.
According to the Bebop blog a spokesperson from Netflix has commented on the change of Dog breed for Ein:
“Nothing in the story says Ein has to be a Corgi and honestly, a reboot that precisely mimics the source material is boring. We’ve already seen that story.”
The response after being asked about potential fan backlash was very intriguing:
“Just like the genre the show is named for, sometimes it’s better to do what’s unexpected, what’s never been done before. This is the ethos of Bebop, and we’re being truet to that. We’re confident true fans of the show will embrace this choice.”
The “statement” made was most likely fake for a number of reasons. First of all, using the phrase “true fans” is one way to really rile up the fanbase. The last thing you want to do is question a fan bases love for this franchise in particular.
Second of all writer and executive producer Christoper Yost acknowledged the rumors on Twitter and cleared up any confusion on the breed of Ein.
in the nearly three years i’ve been working on it, there has not been a single day where ein was anything other than a welsh corgi. #CowboyBebop
— christopher yost (@yost) May 5, 2019
Speaking in May 2020, Marty Adelstein addressed the idea that a new Netflix series would be whitewashed saying:
“because of all these anime movies that have come out and been accused of being whitewashed, we have really gone out of our way. We have the original composer, Yoko Kanno, doing music. The characters are all sort of multiethnic, and it’s a great cast. And the two episodes I have seen are so much fun. It’s really fun.”
In July 2020, alongside the production updates (see below), Daniel Richtman revealed they are currently casting Gren.
The casting grid states the following:
“This character is nonbinary, genderqueer, intersex, transmasculine, and/or third gender in their 30s. They are a bartender at Ana’s nightclub and Ana’s right hand person. As capable with a saxophone as a glock, as confident in a dress as a suit, Gren is a Bowie-esque embodiment of 22nd century handsome beauty… RECURRING GUEST PERFORMER (People who identify as nonbinary, genderqueer, intersex, transmasculine, and/or third gender are encouraged to submit.)”
What is the production status of Cowboy Bebop season one?
Official Production Status: Scheduled to restart on September 30th, 2020.
The series had begun production but after an accident onset involving lead actor John Cho, the production has been delayed.
Cho suffered an injury during the last take of a “well-rehearsed routine,” and has been flown back to Los Angeles for surgery and then extensive rehabilitation.
In November 2019, John Cho posted on Instagram that he was on the mend.
As of December 2019, the series is now scheduled to start filming again in July 2020 according to ProductionWeekly. However, this was delayed again.
In July 2020, Daniel Richtman reported that the series had been pushed back and is now due to film between September 2020 to January 2021.
Daniel Richtman also confirmed that Alex Garcia Lopez, Michael Katleman, and Jennifer Phang would be directing.
In May 2020, thanks to an interview with Syfy, we were given an update on the production schedule for the series. It was revealed that three episodes had been completed before the disruption in filming.
Thanks to New Zealand now being able to film safely, filming is currently scheduled to restart on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020.
How many episodes will Cowboy Bebop season 1 air?
The first season of Cowboy Bebop will have ten episodes.
When is the release date for Cowboy Bebop season one?
Our previous prediction was a release date in Q2 2020. The release date for Cowboy Bebop will be pushed back by a significant amount after John Cho’s injury on set.
With a delay to production that will last of least seven months, this pushes the release date back a significant amount. If we’re lucky we’ll see Cowboy Bebop drop in the Summer or Fall of 2021 but could even be landing as late as 2022.
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